Faculty Research Projects

A partial list of Current Faculty Research Projects includes:
(Note: please see individual faculty listings for more projects and details)

“The impact of alternative social assistance disbursement on drug related harm: A randomized controlled trail.” Lindsey Richardson (PI), Thomas Kerr, Evan Wood, M-J Milloy, Will Small, Brandon Marshall (Brown University), and Bohdan Nosyk, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014-2017 (MOP 136827).

“A social scientific investigation of randomized controlled trial participation in addictions research.” Lindsey Richardson (PI), Thomas Kerr, Evan Wood, Julio Montaner, Will Small, Lisa Maher (University of New South Wales, Australia), Peter Newman (University of Toronto) and Rod Knight, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014-2017 (MOP 138068).

“Stabilizing Everyday Routines: Linking Home and Housing in Vancouver and Nunavut.”  Nathanael Lauster (PI) – 2013-2017 (with UBC Social Work’s Frank Tester).  This project is aimed at assessing the influence of housing on how people trace and stabilize their days – across time and space – through routine activities and use of various places.  Map and calendar data will be integrated with qualitative interviewing to provide a multifaceted dataset. The two research sites: in Vancouver and Nunavut, provide very different contexts for the study.  This new research project is currently funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant ($223,124), and came in 1st of 91 grants in its area in the 2012 competition.  In addition to Lauster (PI) and Tester (co-I), current team members include graduate students: Karina Czyzewski (social work), Patricia Johnston (social work), Alina McKay (public health), and Jing Zhao (sociology).

“Intersectionality and cardiovascular health: Using combined waves of the Canadian Community Health Survey to investigate distinct and intersecting effects of race, gender, class and sexual orientation on cardiovascular health outcomes.”
Gerry Veenstra (PI), Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

“Ethnicity-based differences in emergency department care of patients with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome.”
Martha Mackay (PI), Karin Humphries, Jan Kornder, Krishnan Ramanathan, Pamela Ratner, Frank Scheuermeyer and Gerry Veenstra. Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

“Neighborhood Social Capital and Oral Health for Publicly-Insured Adolescents.”
Richard Carpiano, Project Consultant W.T. Grant Foundation Scholar Fellowship for Donald Chi (University of Washington).

“Multi-Level Understanding of Social Contributors to SES Disparities in Asthma.”
Richard Carpiano, Co-Investigator with Edith Chen (PI), US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI R01 HL108723).